Calgary City Cemetery GPS Headstones and Green Burials-YourFuneralGuy

16 Jan

It has been reported that the  City Cemetery in Calgary Alberta  now has a new strategy  for the Future. The strategy consists of GPS Markers as headstones and green burials.

GPS Markers as Heastones and Green Burials are making natural burial grounds a reality.

The cemetery manager has stated that this is the plan for the future.

Green Burials occur in a an open field with a cardboard box or a shroud. There is no embalming chemicals put into the ground. GPS(Global Positioning systems)grave  markers are not visual above ground. They let out a  a radio signal  so they can  be located with a global positioning device(GPS). These options make the natural burial ground of the grasslands a reality.

“CALGARY (CBC) – For the first time in 70 years, the City of Calgary has a new strategy for the city’s soon-to-be-full cemeteries: green burials and GPS locators for finding the dead.

Four of Calgary’s five municipal cemeteries are full, and officials estimate the Queen’s Park burial lands, which opened in 1940, will run out of space within 10 years.”-via

As  time goes on Cemeteries  will embrace the GPS headstones and green burials because people(especially baby boomers) want these options and they are less expensive.

GPS Markers as headstones  will change the face of the cemetery in the United States. It is all made possible with the new technology of geolocating.

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2 Responses to “Calgary City Cemetery GPS Headstones and Green Burials-YourFuneralGuy”

  1. SECA Newsletter January 22, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    Good info. Calgary is in Alberta, not Ontario!

  2. yourfuneralguy January 22, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    Thanks for the correction. I appreciate it, the post has been changed

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